KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
4:11 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Volunteers turn out to support Flagstaff flood victims

Volunteers create sandbags to protect homes from flooding in the Shultz burn area.
Credit photo by Terry Ward

Another round of heavy rainfall hit parts of Flagstaff in recent days causing more flooding of homes in the Shultz burn area. As Arizona Public Radio’s Terry Ward reports, the flooding has brought a deluge of volunteers, throwing sandbags in an effort to prevent further damage to homes…

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:57 am
Thu July 18, 2013

KNAU Meteorologist Lee Born: Monsoon And Rainfall Update

KNAU meteorologist, Lee Born
Credit KNAU

The monsoon season has arrived in full force. This week has brought some powerful storms to the region. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris spoke with meteorologist Lee Born about this summer's rainfall.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Memorial Service for Fallen 19

A memorial service to the fallen 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew was held in Prescott Valley Tuesday morning.  

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:21 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Food Sustainability at the Flagstaff Family Food Center

Volunteers serve up dinner at the Flagstaff Family Food Center
Credit Terry Ward

The Flagstaff Family Food Center served more than 80,000 free meals last year. Most of the food was donated by local restaurants. Feeding anyone who comes through the door has been the Center’s mission for the past 22 years. And they haven’t missed a day since the Center opened on Christmas Day, 1991.

A more recent goal is making sure that – of the tons of food that comes through the Center in a given year, none is wasted. Arizona Public Radio’s Terry Ward reports on this model for sustainability…

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:47 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Flagstaff's Annual 4th of July Parade

Downtown Flagstaff - 4th of July
Credit photo by Terry Ward

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Flagstaff for the annual 4th of July parade.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:26 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Yarnell Hill Fire Evacuees

Some 400 firefighters are on the scene of the Yarnell Hill Fire burning about 30 miles southwest of Prescott. The blaze killed 19 firefighters on Sunday afternoon. It also has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. An unknown number of homes have been lost. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales is in Prescott. She spoke  live on All Things Considered with KNAU's Terry Ward...

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The Two-Way
11:33 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Arizona Wildfire Kills 19 Firefighters, Deadliest In Decades

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew is shown in this undated handout photo provided by the city of Prescott, Ariz. The elite team of 19 firemen were killed on Sunday in one of the deadliest U.S. firefighting disasters in decades.
City of Prescott Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 12:17 pm

In what is being called the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least 30 years, an out-of-control blaze trapped and killed 19 firefighters Sunday in central Arizona. They had been forced to use temporary shelters in an attempt to survive.

All of those killed were part of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group based in Prescott, Ariz., that uses rigorous training to prepare for fighting wildfires. They are frequently deployed to the front lines of firefighting efforts against such blazes.

Update at 6:04 p.m. ET: Firefighters Identified

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:34 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Yarnell Fire Updates

In addition to on-air reports from Gillian Ferris, NPR, and the KNAU news team, please follow Facebook and Twitter for ongoing Yarnell Fire news and updates:  KNAU on Facebook  /  Gillian Ferris on Twitter.

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